With final exams for the fall 2021 semester beginning later this week, College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, shared some tunes to help students study:

Dear Students:

Happy last day of classes!

I know you are all about to get very busy as you prepare for final exams, so I put together this Spotify playlist of songs to accompany your studying (or better yet, your study breaks!).

Like your liberal arts education, the songs on this playlist are pretty diverse and are taken from artists past and present, from around the world and from many different genres of music. You will also hear some songs from our faculty members and alumni.

I hope you hear some of your favorite songs and perhaps you may even find some new ones!

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0jaIdmUhS0HEOmuWpfGNOw?si=07ee1f8ad51a4942

Happy listening and good luck on your finals!


Andrew T. Hsu, Ph.D.
College of Charleston

Fall 2021 Finals Playlist

  • “Beat Em Down” – Ranky Tanky
  • “Levitating” – Dua Lipa
  • “Easy on Me” – Adele
  • “Tuyo y Mio” – Camilo and Los Dos Carnales
  • “He’s a Pirate” – Klaus Badelt
  • “A-O-K” – Tai Verdes
  • “Found My Friends” – Hayley Kiyoko
  • “Let’s Groove” – Earth, Wind & Fire
  • “Domino” – Shovels & Rope
  • “Love Will Keep Us Together” – Captain & Tennille
  • “It’s Alright the Way That You Are” – Don Merckle
  • “Colonial Lake” – Chris Wilcox
  • “Get Down” – Susto
  • “good 4 u” – Olivia Rodrigo
  • “Ripples in the Sand” – Hans Zimmer
  • “Blinding Lights” – The Weeknd
  • “Loverboy” – A-Wall
  • “24K Magic” – Bruno Mars
  • “Samba classic” – Heitor Villa-Lobos, Natalie Khoma and Volodymyr Vynnytsky
  • “Holding Out for a Hero” – Bonnie Tyler
  • “Ein deutsches Requiem” – Johannes Brahms
  • “No Myth” – Michael Penn
  • “Consolation New” – David M. Gordon, Paul Sánchez
  • “The Magic Bomb (Questions I Get Asked” – Hoàng Read
  • “A Song of Thanksgiving: Land of Our Birth” – Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • “Butter” – BTS
  • “Never Ending Story” – Limahl
  • “Circles” – Post Malone
  • “Out of the Blue” – RINI